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Annals of Rome begins in 273BC and sets you as a Roman senator, with the ultimate aim of colonizing as much of the known world as possible, and retaining that power against Carthaginians, Vandals, Parthians, Persians and all the other world forces. You have a strong army at your disposal, and can direct your generals as to which countries they attempt to invade.

The game is turn-based, and these turns operate in phases, beginning with the economic circumstances of population and tax income being decided - it's recommended to keep taxation taxing low unless things become desperate. The game then updates you on the statuses of your generals, and give you the chance to redistribute them to other parts of your kingdom.

Officers may rebel and cause a civil war - fortunately this can usually be pre-empted. More serious are attempts to take land from other civilizations, which take place in order and include conflicts between other groups. These, like every element of the game, are accurately historically modeled and variable in time-span as a result.


Annals of Rome ZX Spectrum Germania being the Latin name
Annals of Rome ZX Spectrum Funding the generals
Annals of Rome ZX Spectrum State of the world
Annals of Rome ZX Spectrum Status

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Alternate Titles

  • "Annalen der Römer" -- German title

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Crash! Mar, 1987 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1987 850 out of 1000 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1987 7.6 out of 12 63


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  • Computer and Video Games
    • May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Third in category Strategy Game of the Year

Kabushi (209748) added Annals of Rome (ZX Spectrum) on Dec 20, 2004
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